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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nevada Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Fort Hall Correction Center Officer

POCATELLO – Clayton Amos Lossing, 53, of McDermitt, Nevada, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to the indictment charging him with one count of assaulting an officer, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Lossing was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pocatello on July 23, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, on May 5, 2013, Lossing was arrested for intoxication by Fort Hall Police and transported to the Fort Hall Correction Center. During the booking process, Lossing kneed an officer in the groin, causing the officer significant pain requiring medical attention.

The charge of assault on an officer is punishable by up to eight years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

Lossing is scheduled to be sentenced on January 29, 2014, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.

The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department.